Goldeneye 007 classic controller goes gold

Activision announces $69.99 software/controller bundle; packs in gilded Wii Classic Controller Pro.

The Nintendo 64 shooter Goldeneye 007, a game heralded as pioneering the multiplayer movement, featured a one-shot-kill golden gun. Activision is bringing that gun back in the upcoming altered Wii remake, and along with it will come a golden controller as well.

Activision sent word today that it's planning to release a special Goldeneye 007 Classic Edition bundle that will pack in a copy of the game and a gold-colored Wii Classic Controller Pro. Activision did not announce a price for the bundle, but GameSpot sister site CNET is reporting the bundle will be available for $69.99.

Goldeneye lives up to its name with the Classic Edition.

Goldeneye 007 for the Wii will afford gamers a number of control options, including the ability to play using the standard Wii Remote/Nunchuk combination, the point-and-shoot Zapper peripheral, or the aforesaid gamepad.

As for the game, Goldeneye 007 for the Wii will include online multiplayer, a functionality its N64 cousin could not offer. In addition, players will be able to take part in 16 game modes, including Goldeneye 007 N64 favorites Paintball, Melee Only, and You Only Live Twice.

On top of that, players can square off against each other in the game's adversarial modes, with the roster including eight characters from the revered Bond classic, as well as 40 other unnamed virtual soldiers.

The game is currently in development at Eurocom under the banner of Activision, the publisher that currently holds the license to create James Bond titles. A Nintendo DS version of Goldeneye 007--currently in development at n-Space--will also be released this holiday.

For more on the altered remake, check out GameSpot's hands-on preview with Goldeneye 007 for the Wii.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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grasshopper6
grasshopper6

hmmmm I think I'm gonna pre-order this bundle

slowdrum13
slowdrum13

I'm tired of being sold stuff. I'm more than a target market, and this site is just an arm of the marketing department. canceling my account and deleting the bookmark.

gbrading
gbrading moderator

It's made of gold! It'll cost thousands! Will it have an eye on it somewhere?

TheJamin
TheJamin

@nickythenewt21 i have the trilogy. and yes, they still suck.

TheJamin
TheJamin

@-Squirrel- the best person to do a remake would be microsoft!!!!! it was a rareware title! i don't expect all the kids to know... but geez. this is going to fail. and before you say it, im no fanboy. i've got all three consoles. but check out the xbox live arcade. Rareware (makeers of goldeneye) have released perfect dark in HD! Banjo Kazooie & Banjo Tooie in HD. they are the guys to bring goldeneye back. them or free radical.

TheJamin
TheJamin

my wii only has two games that i actively play. (once a week?) it was such a waste of money. i've been a loyal ninty fan since the snes. i wont be investing my money in the next console until i see a change of direction. the wii seriously sucks, they sold out for the mass market and i've lost shed loads of respect for them.

TheJamin
TheJamin

why can they still not make a classic wireless controller? Gah

davejudge
davejudge

What a fantastic game GE was I loved scoping over the dam and wondering what or when they would open the area up but alas no just so many cool memories on this game....

nejijr
nejijr

why are there so many people down this game? i mean should people be happy because the wii don't have alot M rated games let along good shooters! im hoping this game does well so the wii can better fps beside their make another 007 for the 360 and ps3so i dont really see the problem here.

wiidsduelpack
wiidsduelpack

13 minutes to watch the same mission. If Activision wants to hype this game badly, then they would launch more trailers. All we saw was the Golden Gun mission

punkdsk8erdude
punkdsk8erdude

@m30w_cP The controller is a limited edition specifically for this game, therefore, will most likely not be available on its own, only bundled with the game. $50 for the game + $20 for the controller = $70 bundle. The only reason you would buy it as a bundle is if you want the golden controller. But its the same as if you were buying them seperate anyway. Honestly, if activision wasn't going to go all out and make this game SPECIFICALLY for the purpose of POINT AND SHOOT on the wii, then they should've released a much better version on the Xbox 360 and PS3, or, since they are offering "classic control" option on the Wii version, they should've made a version for the 360 and PS3. Tsk tsk. Does Nintendo still hold some kind of legal bind over the game GoldenEye? Being that it was released only on N64?

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

FPS on my Wii goes together like peanut butter and anchovies. Strategically, in a time where games are underperforming, sales-wise, isn't it a bad move to release your top-tier FPS on the Wii and NOT on either the PS3 or the 360, the console BUILT around FPS games??

m30w_cP
m30w_cP

70 bucks??? for what exactly? there had better be a lot more than one game and a 20 dollar stray painted controller

mightEone
mightEone

I still have my Goldeneye cartridge. I don't need to pay 70.00 for a game I got over a decade ago.

MissObvious
MissObvious

Hmm...That controller does not look that great, in my opinion anyway, although I guess it isn't a bad deal if you want it. I'm still waiting to see what happens with this game, they could make it as awesome as the original, or they could butcher it, but it is still too early to tell. :/

aaronfhff123
aaronfhff123

@Johny_47 I don't know why you got so many thumbs down because this does not Iook like the classic controller, not that I care but it just seems people on gamespot are heavily misinformed. All you gotta do is google "n64 controller" to see.

aaronfhff123
aaronfhff123

This game looks like a mediocre agent under fire and Nightfire clone with the ability to aim down the sights. I doubt the campaign will be as epic and long as the original. Probably a brief but heavily scripted and flashy campaign like the last few bond games. It looks like the bloodstains that show up on enemies/friends bodies after dumping clips into them has been censored for the remake too. Thank you for Fing over the fans Nintendo. A remake of goldeneye should of been left to RARE. At least we still have Perfect Dark....though I like goldeneye slightly better but it looks as if goldeneye has been murdered.

NoDzombie
NoDzombie

looks tacky as anything, i will stick with a black one.......

BasilVZero
BasilVZero

looks like a classic controller with fake gold paint lol.

steveguttenberg
steveguttenberg

It's funny how the guy in the video remembers being able to unlock Sean Connery in the original. I wonder if he also remembers being able to jump into the hot tub in E Honda's stage in Street Fighter 2.

fkbwii
fkbwii

Fake hands, fake controller. I want to see the real controller.

Johny_47
Johny_47

This isn't a 'classic' controller, the classic goldeneye controller(for the good old Nintendo 64) had 3 'holding things' coming down(where you hold onto =/) and one analog stick on the middle one, they were fun times. I think Wii developers should stop wasting time with all these kids games and really make an iconic game like Goldeneye was, VARIETY is the 'spice' of life =)

MooncalfReviews
MooncalfReviews

If you're going to make a "classic controller" why not make it similar to the controller used for the real "classic" Goldeneye? With c-buttons and all. For us old school fans? Please?

TheMudora
TheMudora

We have Perfect Dark HD...the fact that they actually made this game with Golden Eye as a predecessor is going to heighten everyones expectations. I am not saying this game will be bad, I am just saying it will not live up to that much hype. I can see it now: Gamespot gives GoldenEye a 7.5; "Not as memorable as the original, but does a decent job at entertaining fans for a while."

Tarfang2
Tarfang2

why cant we just have a white wii classic controller pro

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

That is one tacky looking controller. The black one looks much better.

wahyudil
wahyudil

why not golden zapper or golden wiimote and nunchuck ...

Superzone
Superzone

I was already excited for this game, but damn, this just improved it.....

ltcampb
ltcampb

Where is the health bar and the body armor? This gameplay doesn't look anything like an N64 Goldeneye deathmatch. I was really really excited about this and now I'm not.

BDM313
BDM313

I Miss Goldeneye Looks Good Might Pick Up A Wii For This

elozl
elozl

well, i liked the call of duty games for the wii, and if this one comes close or better than those games then it will be a good choice!

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

If it weren't for Daniel Craig, I would so have my wife pick this up for me.

voyager007
voyager007

Wow! Looks like it's going to be a disappointment. Not to mention either one of these guys couldn't even remember what levels they used to play from the original. They should of had a true goldeneye expert interview this one.

voyager007
voyager007

Wow! Looks like it's going to be a disappointment. Not to mention either one of these guys couldn't even remember what levels they used to play from the original. They should of had a true goldeneye expert interview this one.

BloodMist
BloodMist

You'd of course prefer motion controls anyway unless you're completely nuts, but that's still pretty cool.Would be great if you didn't already have a classic controller for sure.

FamousCalibur
FamousCalibur

awesome wii version of modern warfare 2, definitely better than the conduit

CHEEZUMS
CHEEZUMS

It looks like they've put a lot of work into the game. I hope that's true.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Is Goldeneye 007 for the wii a direct sequel or a reimagining of the original. This could be a great great if the multiplayer catches on. Nintendo could be more inspired to do more types of games such as this. I kinda like the Gold Classic controller. I have still yet to own Nintendo's 5th console if Goldeneye remake works well. I would buy a Nintendo wii. I loved the original on the Nintendo 64.

Talldude80
Talldude80

@ lamprey263, that's because it's a Wii Classic controller PRO thats painted gold. not the standard classic controller. on amazon you'll notice the controller costs $19, so $69 for the game and the controller is not a good deal, its just a bundle (but you get a gold controller instead of a white one)

DemannameD
DemannameD

I think they just sold me a wii... virtua cop 1 and 2 would really sell me.

-Squirrel-
-Squirrel-

thorughfire how in the hell do you blame Nintendo for ruining this classic shooter? For one Nintendo isn't making the new Goldeneye, and two if anyone can have a remake of this classic on their console it would be Nintendo since it originated on their console. Plus the game actually looks pretty great so far. Where is your logic??? I will probably go ahead and buy this bundle since its no more expensive then the game and a standard classic controller pro combined anyway. But I am all about the pointer controls so this golden controller will not be used for Goldeneye.

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

Nintendo should have remade the N64 controller to work with the Gamecube if they really wanted to be retro.

mad-at-nintendo
mad-at-nintendo

wow you have to understand that this will be the closest the wii will get to a good online first person shooter. YAY i will be able to use my gamecube controller im soo excited now im not 100% going to sell my wii and buy a ps3

calvinsora
calvinsora

That's awesome! And I look forward to the game as well, the FPS controls on the Wii are my favorite control scheme.

M212
M212

Dang, $69.99! Activision sure is money hungry.